Tag Archives: DIY

Amazing Man-Made Mini Landscapes

If you didn’t look close you might not have noticed, and even then you’d be hard pressed to realize that the above photograph was completely man-made using cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers and canvas; a completely scaled diorama model custom molded for the camera. New Jersey-based (so automatically he’s a genius) photographer Matthew Albanese uses painstaking preparation and ...

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Five-Foot Long X-Wing Mailbox

While some postal workers clearly act like they’re from a galaxy far, far away, we’ve had no way to prove this theory correct. Here’s a test. Plant the X-Wing Mailbox in front of your driveway and see how your mailman reacts. If you see a trace of nostalgia briefly cross the usual stony expression of your mailman’s face, it’s clear ...

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Dalek Birthday Cake

Even if you don’t regularly spend your birthday in and out of police boxes, you’ve got to hand it to Stacked Cakes for creating this ultra-realistic Dalek Cake, inspired by Doctor Who’s most reviled arch-nemesis, complete with moving and swiveling parts. Standing 22″ high and weighing nearly 20 kg, this cake could probably feed the entire planet of Skaro. And ...

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Star Wars Space Invaders

While it took several months to obtain the rarer minifigs he needed to create the LEGO Star Wars Space Invaders plaque that now hangs on his wall, Chris McVeigh aka Powerpig finally finished his awesome mash-up creation. Mixing retro gaming with classic sci-fi action, the Star Wars Space Invaders combo smooshes together everything I love about being a geek. I ...

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How to Make a Proper BLT Sandwich

Or a BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBLT as it were. First, apply spread. Second, carefully place two slices of fresh tomato and crisp lettuce. Third, and maybe most important, pour a bowl containing 10 lbs. of perfectly fried bacon on to the sandwich and cover with the other piece of bread. The last step is pretty self-explanatory. I’ll give you a hint. It starts ...

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Turn Your Old Cellphone Into a Wallet

Clamshell cellphones are well on their way out, quickly being replaced by flat touchscreens. In fact, we haven’t even posted about a clamshell style device since 2008. I’ve gathered quite an arsenal of broken cellphones over the years, whether they were dropped in the toilet or just plain overused, a lot of clamshell models had relatively short lifespans, at least ...

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Your Very Own Sad Keanu

As far as papercraft goes, this isn’t the most artistic creation we’ve ever seen. But for those of you who are as artistically-challenged as I am, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This simple print-and-cut DIY allows you to have your very own Sad Keanu computer monitor companion. A pair of scissors and a piece of tape should get the ...

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LEGO Ghostbusters: I’m Pretty Sure Rick Moranis Approves

Moranis has got to be a geek. Just look at those glasses, that grin, his hair, that tight buttocks… wait, I meant tight scrotum. NO NO, tight acting skills! Yes. Acting skills. Aside from his affinity to inspire man crushes, Moranis has just GOT to be a fan of LEGOs. And these LEGO Ghostbusters pieces would definitly fall under “things ...

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Turn Your Flat Screen TV Into an iPad

While Apple is getting all sorts of heat for their faulty design and software issues of the iPhone 4, the iPad remains a fallback excuse for what makes Apple just so Apple-y. It’s slick, it’s smooth, it’s edible, it’s quick and maybe most important, it’s fun. In fact, the iPad is such a success that other companies are starting to ...

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